Our Lady of Sorrows participates in the Bellarmine Speech League. Students in grades 5-8 develop and improve their public speaking skills by memorizing and performing material in Humorous, Serious, and Duet categories. Students compete in three Speech Meets with teams from other schools during the school year. The students perform their selection in front of a room full of parents, fellow contestants and a Bellarmine judge and timekeeper. Ribbons are awarded to participants based upon the total score received from two judges. A final meet with all participating schools is held at the end of each school year. At the final meet, trophies are awarded to the top 20% of participants in addition to the traditional ribbons.